The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch until tomorrow at 1 AM, a wind advisory until tomorrow at 8 AM, and a wind chill advisory until Saturday, December 24, at 7 PM for parts of Prince George’s County.

The National Weather Service predicts rain and mixed precipitation starting this morning, December 22, 2022, through December 23, 2022. The rainfall will be followed by winds and extreme cold, which could result in possible flash freezing. Please remember that the Department of Public Work and Transportation (DPW&T) crews are monitoring the roadways and will mobilize a Snowflake operation (salting operation of icy spots, hilly areas, and bridges) if necessary.

There may be last-minute errands that many of you may need to run before the holiday, but please avoid travel during inclement weather. If you must travel, exercise caution. Now is also the best time to have your water heaters checked especially if you have no hot water pressure in your home.

For additional information and resources, residents are urged to monitor local weather forecasts as conditions may rapidly change/deteriorate. Snow, ice, and flooding rain threat early Thursday morning through Thursday evening. Rapidly falling temperatures could result in a “flash freeze” Friday and dangerously cold wind chill from midday Friday through Saturday night. It is highly recommended for residents to avail heat pump installation if they don’t have one yet.

Strong winds may cause downed trees and power lines on Friday. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution depending on conditions and allow plenty of extra time for travel. Stay tuned on the latest news and information to follow.

(Office of CM Dernoga)